The Grand Prix motorcycle race is as dangerous as it is thrilling. The four-time MotoGP race winner Enea Bastianini recently worried everyone after a crash during the Portimao Sprint.
Enea Bastianini’s injury concerned everyone and could be taken as a lesson to prevent future accidents. Here’s everything we know about the crash involving Bastianini.
Get To Know Bastianini Better
- Enea Bastianini’s nickname is La Bestia (The Beast).
- He is from Ramini, Italy.
- Bastianini’s racing number is 33 because he started riding his minibike at 3 years and 3 months.
- However, Enea had to change his racing number to 23 in MotoGP, as it was already taken. He chose 23 because of Michael Jordan.
- Enea won the first race of the 2022 MotoGP season and became the championship leader.
- Bastianini switched to Ducati Lenovo Team for the 2023 MotoGP World Championship.
- Enea is a huge Harry Potter fan, and his favorite character is Hagrid.
- Enea Bastianini’s girlfriend is Alice Ricci.
Not A Good Start To 2023 For Bastianini
Enea Bastianini is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to racing. However, no matter how good you are, there are times when things don’t go your way.
The Ducati rider was involved in a collision during the second lap of the inaugural MotoGP sprint race. Luca Marini, a VR46 Ducati competitor, triggered the crash.
Francesco Bagnaia won the MotoGP sprint race. Following the accident, Marini and Bastianini were taken for a medical check. The Italian was immediately taken to Faro Hospital when further medical attention was deemed necessary.
Enea sustained a fracture to his right shoulder blade. Bastianini was ruled unfit for the race as he would need a few weeks to recover fully. Michele Pirro replaced him following his exit.
Fortunately, Enea Bastianini’s injury didn’t require surgery. Hence, he was expected to return for Spanish MotoGP on April 30, but when the time came, Bastianini pulled out, citing pain and lack of strength.
Bastianini’s retirement from April’s race means he still has not scored a point in 2023 and has not finished a single race since his move to the factory Ducati team.
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Injury Prevention In MotoGP and What’s Next For Bastianini?
After being unable to participate in the race during the 2023 MotoGP World Championship in Austin, Texas, it is expected that Enea will be targeting the French Grand Prix.
The French Grand Prix will be held in Le Mans in Mid-May. After the prix in France, Italian Grand Prix in Mugello waits for Bastianini.
Fortunately, the injury wasn’t fatal for Enea, and he is recovering well. However, this incident can be taken as a warning to everyone concerned.
It can be taken as a reminder that more attention should be given to its prevention as well as riders’ safety.
MotoGP riders are provided intensive crash training, which enables them to survive crash. Along with it, considering the risk of the sport, further priority should be given to the safety gear.
Enea’s fans eagerly await his comeback and wish for his speedy recovery. Also, learn about another racer, Zhou Guanyu, who survived the scariest crash in the F1 race.
Meet The Lover Of The Ducati Driver
Apart from a successful career, the racer for Ducati Lenovo Team, Enea Bastianini’s love life is also thriving. We hate to break it down to you, but Enea is taken.
The Italian first revealed his partner at the beginning of 2020 through a lovely post of the couple vacationing in the snowy mountain of Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy.
The Sun reported that Enea Bastianini’s girlfriend, Alice Ricci is seven years older than him. However, the age gap is not a problem for the love birds.
The pair also share a French Bulldog named Hagrid. They have been in a relationship for over two years and are madly in love.
Both Enea and Alice frequently share pictures of them vacationing and their quality time. We wish the pair lifetime of togetherness and happiness.
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